Grosses

The Equalizer' Surpasses the $40M Mark on Tuesday; 'The Maze Runner' Runs Past the $60M MarkOctober 01, 2014 12:50 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer grossed $3.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington was up a very solid 22 percent over Monday's performance. The Equalizer surpassed the $40 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $40.74 million in five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and places the film nearly on par with the $40.93 million five-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli.

The Maze Runner held steady in second with $1.25 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox was up 29 percent from Monday and down a respectable 48 percent from last Tuesday. The Maze Runner surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.18 million through twelve days of release. The Maze Runner is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of last year's Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls took in $0.86 million to remain in third place. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika increased 18 percent over Monday's performance. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.87 million in its first five days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $17.29 million five-day start of 2012's ParaNorman and 1 percent ahead of the $18.71 million five-day take of 2009's Coraline.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You grossed $0.81 million to continue to claim fourth. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was up a strong 41 percent over Monday and down just 33 percent from last Tuesday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.82 million in twelve days. While that is a bit below expectations, the film continues to display very solid holding power thus far.

Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.54 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up 38 percent from Monday, but still down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.76 million in twelve days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, May. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$10,660,048-56%3,161--$3,372$120,828,4831Fox
2Spider-Man$4,308,512-67%3,6150$1,192$289,881,9933Sony / Columbia
3Unfaithful$1,090,381-60%2,6247$416$30,626,2322Fox
4About a Boy$983,042-57%1,207--$814$9,540,8261Universal
5The New Guy$496,488-69%2,6870$185$17,803,5192Sony / Columbia
6Changing Lanes$271,245-66%2,158-352$126$61,759,8026Paramount
7The Scorpion King$254,641-70%2,555-664$100$85,447,0225Universal
8Murder by Numbers$162,720-64%1,580-536$103$30,074,2545Warner Bros.
9The Rookie (2002)$114,386-73%1,849-268$62$70,626,9728Disney
10Ice Age$111,434-69%1,184-540$94$172,480,60110Fox